Music Monday | Generation Gap

Starting these Music Monday posts has given me the opportunity not only to tap into to some of the great music that is being produced today, but it has opened up a dialogue between me and my friends and family.  I’ve been getting some great input for music to profile, and that is exciting – I love hearing new music, especially when it has that certain something to keep me listening over and over again.  As I sit down to write this post, I’m thinking about music today, and how the “generation gap” between the music that kids and their parents listen to seems to be shrinking.  Granted I have a broad range of musical tastes… I will happily listen to Top 40 (and mostly like it), singing in the car with my kids to ‘Call Me Maybe’…and then later, I will sit down with my Dad and share new artists we’ve recently discovered, that we both really enjoy and appreciate.  Yes, there is some ‘disposable’ music being made, and I will probably continue to make fun of it (sorry Bieber fans)…but to the same extent, I also appreciate the place this genre holds in the music scene — I was a fan of New Kids on the Block, after all.  Music is always changing and I don’t see myself ever finding music both new and old, from Top 40 to Indie Rock, to be something that only “kids” listen to.  Generation gaps aside, if it’s great music, then there is no age difference.

…keep a nice open mind about what the young people go for…otherwise the youngsters won’t let you understand them



It’s almost Halloween, and I wanted to share a sampling of some fun costumes, crafts & decorating ideas that I’ve collected over the past couple of years on Pinterest. Trick or Treat!!

Pig in a Blanket via Family Style

Painted Pumpkins via Alisa Burke

Melted Witches Treat via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Little Red Riding Hood via YourSparkleBox



You Learn

You Learn by Jorge Luis Borges

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,

And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,

And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,

And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure…

That you really are strong

And you really do have worth…

And you learn and learn…

With every good-bye you learn.

Music Monday | Band of Horses

Band of Horses is a Seattle-based indie rock band, led by vocalist Ben Bridwell.  Their latest album, Mirage Rock, was released this September.  If you live in Toronto, you can see them play at Massey Hall on December 5!

Here is Band of Horses playing one of my favourite songs, The Funeral, live on Letterman…if it sounds familiar, you’ve probably heard it on the soundtrack of a TV show (or two)!